- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 212 499 3670
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- 650 Fifth Avenue
- 20th Floor
- New York, NY, 10019
- United States
- T: +1 212 813 1300
- B.B.A., Accounting, Pace University
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
- Corporate Finance
- Finance Transformation
- Interim Management
- Merger Integration
- Office of the CFO Solutions
- Aerospace & Defense
- Financial Institutions
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
- Real Estate
- Retail & Consumer Products
Gina Gutzeit is a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment and leads the Office of the CFO Solutions practice, providing and implementing solutions to accelerate key finance initiatives, stabilize core processes and reduce the overall burden facing CFOs and their functional leaders. She has more than 30 years of experience advising on operational and financial improvements, restructurings and project management.
Ms. Gutzeit has held numerous interim management roles, including Chief Financial Officer. Her industry experience includes financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, transportation, service providers, retail, distributors, manufacturers, hospitality and real estate.
Ms. Gutzeit has considerable experience in the assessment, recommendation and implementation of operational improvement strategies; evaluation and enhancement of global cash management and forecasting systems; direction and realignment of finance and accounting staff to comply with audit and compliance requirements, as well as with redesigned internal processes and procedures; improvement of monthly financial reporting and forecasting tools; refinancing of secured debt, including preparation of integrated financial projections and direct negotiations with lenders; negotiation of payment plans with vendors and other creditor constituencies; presentation updates to the Board of Directors and their audit committees and has worked closely with management and other professionals.
Ms. Gutzeit has served as financial advisor to numerous companies experiencing financial and operational changes, and has advised on all aspects of finance transformation, cash flow management and revenue enhancement programs, performance improvement programs to improve financial reporting, monthly close processes and related business processes. She has provided assistance in preparing subsidiaries for transactions, negotiations with lenders and creditors, assessing divestiture and consolidation/integration and forecasting the related financial impact. Moreover, she has project managed the transformation of the back office, including redesigning work flow, functions and procedures focusing on resource management and realigning the finance organization structure. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Gutzeit was a Partner within the Financial Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers with a focus in restructuring.
Ms. Gutzeit is the author of a chapter on Benchmarking in the Professional Services Firm Bible by John Baschab and Job Piot, which focuses on back office functions such as finance, human resources and IT departments. Ms. Gutzeit is a member of the Board of Trustee and chairperson of the finance committee of Richmond University Medical Center, where she worked with senior management during the transition to a stand-alone hospital.